14 killed in blaze at German workshop

Tuesday 27 November 2012 09.23
A member of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief stands outside the charred facility
A member of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief stands outside the charred facility

Fourteen people have died after a fire broke out in a workshop for people with disabilities in southwestern Germany.

Seven people were also injured in the blaze in the small town of Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest, but the death toll is not expected to rise further.

Automatic fire alarms had alerted the fire brigade, which had deployed around 100 firemen.

Around 50 people had been rescued from the building.

"The fire is under control now," a fire brigade spokesman said.

A police spokesman said there were no indications that it was a case of arson.

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